Wailea Alanui Drive
Maui, HI 96753
Wailea Beach Description
Wailea Beach was voted the best beach in the U.S. in 1999, and it's easy to see why. Crescent-shaped and protected on each end by black lava points, the waters of Wailea Beach are exceptionally calm, with light waves that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling (and gentle enough for children). A nearby paved boardwalk offers a lovely stroll, and restrooms and showers are available. If you're spending freely, the nearby Grand Wailea Resort offers day passes to its out-of-this-world activity pools and water slides.
Babies: A little surfside splashing is always fun for babies, and in Hawaii the sand and water are nice and warm.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Wailea Beach has a very gentle descent, so even the youngest children can safely paddle around in the water.
School-Age Kids: Snorkels and boogie boards are a must for kids this age.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Wailea Beach is sunbathing heaven, flat and expansive with find golden sand. A great place to see and be seen!
- Stay for sunset. Located on the southwestern tip of Maui, the sunsets are spectacular.
- Look for whales. December through April is prime whale watching time, and Wailea Beach has some nice vantage points.
- Bring snorkeling equipment and boards with you. You can rent equipment from the nearby resorts, but prices are much better at places like Snorkel Bob's or the Maui Dive Shop.
Just the Facts
Hours: All day every day.
Recommended Time: Half day
Reviews of Wailea Beach
By hegw October 14, 2009 | Daughters: Ages 5 & 5